The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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  • M. J. Beckmann
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All men are equal, but members of an organization are not. Organizations are associations of persons for the achievement of tasks that exceed the capacity of an individual. These tasks must, therefore, be subdivided and the subtasks assigned to certain individual organization members, the operatives.

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